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A New Deal for Sarawak

A New Deal for Sarawak – through devolution of education, health, municipal policing, transport powers, backed by a much higher tax sharing between federal and Sarawak governments (say, 50 percent of income taxes collected in the state) – should be the central campaign theme for…

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Ministry of Defence should not be a “black hole” of information to avoid parliamentary scrutiny using the Official Secrets Act (OSA)

Yesterday, my parliamentary question on the expenditures of AV-8 (8×8 armored vehicle) and Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV) projects was turned down because it was classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA). I am disappointed by the Speaker’s decision to gag this legitimate question. Why…

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